Friday November 24, 2017
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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


URTU Training Courses 2017 - 2018
14/6/2017
The dates of the URTU Lay Official Training courses for the rest of 2017 and 2018 have been announced.

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Health and safety protections for workers are at risk from government's Brexit plans
17/5/2017
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has published a new briefing, Protecting Health and Safety after Brexit, which warns trade unionists and working people that health and safety protections are at risk from the government's Brexit plans.

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Personal protective equipment and women
3/5/2017


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Facility time - A guide to defending the right to represent members
26/4/2017
Union Reps represent the best of the trade union movement. Each and every day, in thousands of workplaces, our reps provide individual and collective support to their colleagues on a range of issues.

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New TUC guide will help health and safety reps keep both men and women safe at work
21/4/2017
The TUC has today published a new guide for trade union representatives to help them take gender differences between men and women into account when identifying health and safety concerns at work.

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EU Rules on Driversâ Hours and Working Time - Simplified Guidance
6/4/2017
The simplified guidance on the EU drivers' hours and working time rules has been updated.

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National Living Wage now £7.50 an hour
1/4/2017
The National Living Wage increased from £7.20 to £7.50 on 01 April 2017.This 4% rise, which is recommended by the independent Low Pay Commission, is the equivalent of a pay rise worth over £500 a year to a full-time worker.

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URTU Learning Project Annual Conference
24/3/2017
The URTU Learning Project annual conference took place on the 24 March 2017 in Nottingham.

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Workers in the UK put in £33.6 billion worth of unpaid overtime a year
24/2/2017
UK workers gave their employers £33.6 billion of free labour last year by doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published today by the TUC.

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Updated Guidance - Emergency Exemption & Temporary Relaxation of Drivers' Hours and Working Time Rules
30/1/2017
The guidance is reviewed periodically to keep it up-to-date and the latest version can be viewed and downloaded.

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